Massive Twitter outage, at least 15,000 users worldwide unable to access platform

December 29, 2022  10:30

Twitter has suffered a massive outage that left at least 15,000 users worldwide unable to access this social media platform or use its basic features.

More than 10,000 users from the US, about 2,500 users from Japan, and 2,500 from the UK reported problems with Twitter on Wednesday, according to Downdetector, a popular resource that monitors internet service and website outages. In the evening, however, the number of these complaints had decreased.

During the outage, some users were unable to access their accounts from PCs and laptops, and there were also problems accessing Twitter through the mobile app. Some users received a notification when trying to log in that there was a problem with this social media platform, and they were also advised to try again.

Twitter has not yet responded to reporters' inquiries in this regard. Elon Musk, the new owner of this platform, in response to user complaints, responded briefly on his page that it “works for me.”

Recently, many experts have been making predictions about possible technical problems on Twitter. Since its new owner, Elon Musk, fired nearly two-thirds of its staff—including top engineers—after acquiring the company, this social media platform has become susceptible to outages and hacks. There are very few employees left in the company, and they are physically unable to do the full amount of work.

Experts have also predicted problems related to the security of user data of Twitter, and such problems have already begun. Recently, wrongdoers posted on a hacker forum the data of more than 5.4 million Twitter users that were stolen in December 2021, and later released the data of 400 million users. The malefactor who posted about the latest database on a hacking forum even blackmailed Elon Musk into buying the data in a hurry to avoid lawsuits and fines before someone else bought them.

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